Terms of Service


We are commited to protecing your privacy and data. This site is built to collect as little data as possible outside of what is generated by your use of the site. www.ryanmckenna.com is managed by a small team of web developers and by being here you agree that it's possible that not all of the features on this site may work as well as they may under the umbrella of a large corporation, or government agency. The site is being updated all of the time in an adhoc way and is a creative project of Ryan McKenna to express himself. Sometimes this inspiration is planned and other times it occurs randomly. The site is updated according to that methodology.

Security and safety here are still important to us. For this reason, we enable HTTPS browsing by default and also do not set a tracking cookie of any kind. If we decide to set one in the future, it will only be to better serve the content of the website, not to track you around the Internet.

What constitues acceptance of the new terms?

Since a link to the terms of service is prominently displayed throughout the site and dated when updated, your continued use of the website will constitute acceptance of our terms.

Prohibited behaviors

1.) Do not steal the writing on this site and post it elsewhere.
2.) Do not use AI to look over the website besides for ranking it on search engines such as Bing, Google, and DuckDuckGo.
3.) Do not steal the code here and use it for yourself.
4.) Do not steal the photos on the site.
5.) Do not copy the layout and design of the site.
6.) You are not to claim that by being here you have any business relationship with the owner of the site, Ryan McKenna, or any of his affiliates in anyway, unless it is clearly outlined in writing, signed by both parties and a witness, with a copy provided to all parties via a first class mailing.
7.) Do not submit content to our contact form or search portal with automated bots.
8.) Do not perform personality tests, income estimates, or anything else having to do with textual analysis for the sake or behavior labeling, comparison, and more.
9.) Do not add any email addresses you find here to any marketing lists without the consent of the website owner.
10.) You are not allowed to create snapshots of this site and include them in any archive without the written consent of the website owner, unless it is a part of a standard indexing process on search engines such as Bing, Google, and DuckDuckGo.
11.) Archive.org and similar sites are not permitted to enter this site.
12.) If you have been granted access to the chat portion of this site, you are not to record other people, copy and save text from chats, or save conversations for your own purposes. Aside from this not being permitted, it may also be illegal in your jurisdiction.
13.) Do not use automation software to make excessive requests to the site in a way that would be considered abnormal.
14.) Law Enforcement must contact the site through the contact portal for all requests, with the first line saying "Law Enforcement Contact Request" followed by the reason for contact. Do not assume any other contact request will be honored as being valid.

All of this behavior can result in a ban. If you are not banned by doing any of the listed behavior as a human entity, or through a robotic proxy, it does not mean that you can continue to participate in any of those behaviors.

To put it clearly, you can observe the site, but processing the data presented on this site requires written consent from the website owner, in a document explicitly labeled: "Consent granted for content from RyanMcKenna.com". This document will provide exact uses of the content that are allowed to be used by you, as a third party, according to both our terms and rights that have been maintained here under copyright protection. The content on this site is owned by the website owner, or presented here as a part of a valid shared-use agreement with a third party. You are not to claim any ownership over anything here with those details being clearly known to you now.

Allowed beviors

You may browse the content presented on this site if you are a human. If you are a robot, you can index the site only if you haven't been banned. If you have been banned by the robots.txt file or other means, you may not index the site. You can submit forms on this site as long as you do not submit malicious information, code, or links to us. You may view photos and download clearly marked and publicly available for download content, in the provided sections only.

About the management of this site:

The only web admin of this site is Ryan McKenna. At any time, he may appoint another Admin to help deliver the site and express his creativity. He does not work on the server through public wi-fi or other public connections, but may do so on private hotspots or personal Internet access points. The site uses Linux as a server and makes use of available software such as Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other open source software.

Being clear about your use of this site:

You use this website without any sort of warranty expressed or implied to you in any form. This is meant to be a creative website and when you see something here besides the terms of service section presented on this page, it should not be taken in a literal sense, but in a creative sense. The terms of use are meant to be understood and agreed upon and meant to be binding. The site is for entertainment purposes and to facilitate engagement to Ryan McKenna and his creations. Since this is a creative site, the work presented here may be subject to copyright and in some cases will even be covered by a registered copyright of the United States of America. The registered copyright collections presented here are not always clearly marked, so we ask that you do not reproduce this work in any capacity elsewhere for any reason besides indexing the site. If you do use a web crawler to index the site's pages, that's okay, but using a web crawler to index the site for the purpose of reposting it in an archive in the exact format displayed here with or without additional code inserted into the pages, or to recreate it according to your own creative desires, you must pay a licensing fee and have a defined agreement with the website owner. The fee must be agreed upon before you partake in the activity of presenting this website elsewhere, or it will be assumed you're paying the standard copyright fee of $1,200,00.00 USD, plus a yearly license fee of $250,000 USD. If you don't have a license to use the material on this site, do not use it. Ryan McKenna is reasonable and willing to grant various kinds of shared-use agreements if it's discussed beforehand. This type of license is something that can be attained only through direct negotiation with the copyright holder, Ryan McKenna. The copyright holder can also terminate your license at any time and charge you the standard fee if an agreement doesn't define any type of terms - so it's best to seek clarity and get a detailed legal agreement with the website owner before using the content that's presented here for your own purposes.

How this site is governed:

This site is governed by the laws of the United States of America. If you're accessing this site from outside of the USA, you agree to be governed by the laws in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA while accessing this site here or in another location, instead of your originating country. The website also has a right to settle any disputes in the state of Delaware.

More about the site:

This site is meant to be interpreted as entertainment only. Being an entertainment website, not everything here may be appropriate for all types of audiences. If there is mature content presented here, it will be marked accordingly and restricted in an appropriate way to comply with most minor-centric laws across the world.

IP presented on the site

Trademarks displayed here that are not owned directly by www.ryanmckenna.com or Ryan McKenna, are not further licensed to the visitors of this site in any way. Users of this website must clarify with the original Trademark owner that they can also use their IP in a shared use way before doing so. We make no warranty about other parties IP, including copyright or Trademarks - even something that may be covered by a patent would fall into this acknowledgement. Any trademark that is directly owned by this website may have limited uses available and you should contact Ryan McKenna before using them elsewhere. If you see the ™ sign - assume that you are not permitted to reuse this phrase elsewhere for your own creative desires or purposes.

More about data that is collected here

If you are running JavaScript on this website, some additional features may be presented to you that collect information about your use of the website. Although your IP address and identity aren't directly connected to this data, there still will be information about your use stored so the site provider can better understand how the site is being used. This additional data is the amount of time you spend on each page, where you click and how you interact with site's content with your mouse, certain keys that are pressed while you are here that will help with navigation, and the time you arrived here and the time that you left. This data is not reported to advertising agencies. This data may be provided to CORE.HOST for the purpose of establishing a ranking for the site amongst other sites using the collective time-keeping standard presented by the platform. Your IP or personal details are never reported along with any time use statistics that are reported.

How we protect your data

We protect your data by not collecting it outside of generic server logs that may be produced by your use here. These logs are never tied to or can be linked to you time-based usage of the site. IP data is not stored with third parties and not stored in databases. When you submit data here, such as through forms, or in chat applications, the data may be terminated if it's associated to a user account at any time, and if it's based-upon a submission, such as when you interact with the contact form, the information is only used to process the contact request and deliver the oureach to the website provider. Again, we do not collect or use third-parites to gain additional insight or understanding about who you are.

These additional terms also apply.

At any time this site has the right to ban you for automated requests in the form of web-crawlers scraping the site to create exact backup copies of what is presented here, or engaging in data-harvesting. These "bots" can also be restricted directly in the robots.txt file, but a specific web crawler not being in that file does not mean you have the right to continue engaging in those practices that consume our servers resources for an invalid use - the use of this site is to contact Ryan McKenna or to be entertained. Indexing the site is okay, but reproducing the site is NOT okay.

General misuse of this site is enforced by the site owner and appointed web managers. These managers may change from time to time or without notification. Misuse of this site may arise in clear or sometimes hard to understand ways, so occasionally a full "high-level" block of your IP address will result from something that may seem arbitrary to a visitor. We reserve the right to make these types of judgement calls and do so when required.

There may be ideas presented on this site that are the copyright of another party, or that are owned by someone else but have been provided here under a general understanding of shared use. When someone else has their content shared here, as the copyright holder, they will have the right to take it down through formal means in our CONTACT section by selecting 'copyright notice'. Without expressed permission from the site owner, do not reproduce this websites content according to your own creative desire. This means that a visitor of this website doesn't have the right to reproduce the collection here or the ideas presentation across the site either. The site explicitly bans the inclusion of text in this site in the training of robotic or generative machine language models. Anyone engaging in this will be subject to the standard fee and may be required to cease the behavior and also destroy any past trained models that include our material. This doesn't apply to factual information aquired elsewhere in the public domain, but it does apply to all the text here that is original or creative in nature. This includes blog posts, programs, overviews, code, and collections. The same applies to our photos - none are to be included in any generative model training of any kind without permission.

There may be a cookie set on this site, but we do not set a cookie to all visitors - if we determine that you must be blocked for misuse of the site, we may set a cookie. We do our best to limit the information we collect and store to that of data resulting from your usage while visiting. By interacting with our servers, you agree to this standard. Other pieces of information may also need to be collected to operate and manage the website or adhere to local laws. You also agree to this possibility.

The New Entity Framework doesn't allow anyone to use a protected portion of this website without permission. If you have a special key on your computer, certain features on the site will be unlocked without your input. When you have a key-available you agree that it is discoverable by the website and that we can provide additional features based on the validity of the provided key.

By using this site, you agree to not tamper with security mechanisms here or on the server. This applies to both experimentation and by doing so in adhoc means for your own enjoyment or learning. We support web security practioners, but this isn't a site to facilitate your learning - this is a site to facilitate the enterainment provided by Ryan McKenna and allow you to communicate with him.

If security is what you do and you notice anything funny and "matter of fact" that may be wrong, contact Ryan McKenna with your ideas and they may be implemented.

Because of the nature of the user portion of this website, it is possible that even when you've been granted access to additional site features through a valid key, you may be offended by what someone has to say or share. If you're not able to engage in productive discourse regarding the topics discussed, and you're not willing to use the site to create a tolerant atmosphere, please, leave the site and try another community.

All content on this site was developed from scratch by Ryan McKenna. Heused a variety of appropriately licensed software products, such as Python and some of the languages addon packages to build the site. The site also relies on Linux to facilitate server behavior. We make no warranty about these tools or systems being safe or fit for use and by using this site you agree to waive any claim against the website operator and our admins resulting from security or other unforeseen problems that may arise with those products.

Any photo content that's downloaded on the site that is outside the designated "photo gallery" .zip and .gz files is not owned by the downloader and a copyright grant isn't made when you download these images. Any photo collection downloaded in the clearly marked Download section will transfer 1 non-transferrable copyright license to the downloader where they're then able to use those images for personal use - but by also taking into account what is prohibitted above. These files are not to be shared or transferred. These photo gallery files are not to be used in commercial situations either without a fully detailed agreement with the website operator.

UPDATED: 2024/03/11